My "nearly-new" DW-5600E arrived today!
It is MUCH nicer than I had expected - let me tell you this is one damn well put together watch that need not hide behind behind any other G.
The soba noodles in the photo are there for a reason: As the keeper on the strap was missing, I used the ribbon on a bundle of those noodles to fashion a new keeper. Reef knot, trim to size, works great.
I can imagine that on many days, this will be all the watch I need.
At the prices these are going for at the moment, even brand new, it is practically a free watch. Maybe that might get one or two G-novices, intimidated by the omnipresent rare G's on the forum, thinking. I cannot imagine anyone regretting getting hold of this particular model.
I remember Ozzie asking recently for pics of "bread and butter" G's.
As a near approximation, here a photo of my "Soba-G"! Like it?